- Daniel Kablan Duncan, the vice president of Ivory Coast has thrown in the towel
- The vice president's resignation comes less than a week after the death of the prime minister
- Emerging report indicates that Duncan resigned for personal reasons
Ivory Coast has been dealt another heavy blow as Daniel Kablan Duncan resigned his appointment as the vice president.
According to Reuters, the presidency disclosed this on Monday, July 13, which comes less than a week after the country lost its prime minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly.
Patrick Achi, a top aide to President Alassane Ouattara, in a statement explained that Duncan left the cabinet for personal reasons
The presidential aide went on to note that back in February the vice president had first tendered his resignation and the president finally accepted on Wednesday, July 8.
Before becoming the vice president of Ivory Coast Duncan had previously served as President Ouattara’s prime minister.
Recall that Ivory Coast was thrown into mourning following the death of its prime minister at the age of 61.
Coulibaly passed away on Wednesday, July 8, after attending a cabinet meeting. The secretary-general in the presidency disclosed this in a statement on national television.
Coulibaly's death leaves his political party four months to nominate a successor after the prime minister was picked by the president of Ivory Coast to succeed him.
Before his death, the deceased was nominated by the Rally of Houphouetists for Democracy and Peace party as its presidential candidate back in March.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the death of Coulibaly has caused deep pain and sadness to the Francophone African nation and President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mourning Coulibaly's death, President Buhari, on his official and verified Twitter handle said that the late prime minister has left a void not only in the country but also in West Africa.
Buhari noted that Africans both within and outside the West African nation looked up to the leader while he was alive.
Nigeria's number one citizen said that the late prime minister's "leadership, political and business acumen, working in support of President Ouattara, epitomize the success story of the economy and the return of peace and stability after the crises Cote d’Ivoire passed through."
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